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2015 China Food Safety Publicity Week Launched in Beijing

DATE:2015-06-17       SOURCE:CRI

Authorities in China have launched a nationwide campaign to mark Food Safety Publicity Week on June 15, 2015.


The move is aimed at rebuilding public confidence in food safety, a sensitive issue for Chinese consumers, following a number of scandals in recent years.


Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang addressed the launch ceremony.


"China is a big country for food production and consumption. Violations of food safety law are still rampant in the current stage. The newly revised food safety law is the starting point of our actions. We should ensure the food safety of our people with the most rigorous standards, the most stringent regulations, the heaviest penalties for offenders, and the most serious accountability system. "


Food Safety Publicity Week has been observed in China annually since 2011.


China's top legislature has adopted an amendment to the 2009 Food Safety Law with reportedly the heaviest penalties yet for offenders.


The new law is set to go into effect this October.


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